The Comparative Analysis Toolkit User Interface (CATUI) is the second major software component of the software infrastructure being developed by the Gutell Lab to support the Comparative Analysis of large RNA datasets.
The CATUI is an application of the visualization and manipulation of RNA sequences and structures. The CATUI interfaces with the RNA Comparative Analysis Database (rCAD).
Through data virtualization techniques, very large RNA sequence alignments (greater than 100,000 sequences) can be efficiently visualized on a laptop computer.
Alignment navigation is enhanced by utilitzing the integrated dimensions of the rCAD database (Sequence, Structure and Evolutionary Relationships.